Electricity provides 21.57% of the energy consumed by workplaces, shops, recreation centres and public buildings in Nova Scotia. It powers light fixtures, elevators, air conditioning units, pumps and compressors as well as computers, photocopiers and fax machines. Electricity is also used for a few water heaters.
In 2010, the commercial / institutional sector
consumed 12,371,580 GJ of electricity and
emitted 2,373,899 GHG tonnes.
To learn how electricity flows from the power plant to light switches, elevators and other devices, click on the yellow icons above....